Global Perspectives and Strategies for Education

Global Perspectives and Strategies for Education



Sponsors: National Institute of Standards and Technology

International Committee on Education About Standardization

American National Standards Institute Committee on Education

ASTM International

Location:National Institute of Standards and Technology

Gaithersburg, MarylandUSA

Date:February 21-22, 2008


DAY 1 - Thursday, February 21, 2008

Opening Remarks -Mary Saunders, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Overview of International Committee on Education about Standardization (ICES) – John Hill, Sun Microsystems

ANSI Committee on Education – Dr. Richard Forselius, United Technologies

ASTM International Education Activities – TBD

Perspectives on Education about Standardization - There are several programs and efforts throughout the world that are educating current and future standards professionals and users. This session will provide overviews of current global education activities.

North American Perspective– Moderator (TBD)

Academic programs

Government education activities

Corporate programs

The Standards Council of Canada’s Education Program

South American Perspective – Moderator, Dr. Carmina Londono, NIST

Argentina – Jorge Marin, National Standards Body of Argentina (IRAM)

Brazil - Carlos Amorin, National Standards Body of Brazil (ABNT)

Colombia– Fabio Tobon, National Standards Body of Colombia (ICONTEC)

Uruguay – National Standards Body of Uruguay (UNIT)

Asian Perspective – Moderator (TBD)

Korea Standards Association and Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation


Osaka Institute of Technology

Reception (TBD)

DAY 2 - Friday, February 22, 2008

Perspectives on Education about Standardization (continued)

International and European Perspective – Moderator (TBD)

ISO/IEC education activities



Education About Standardization: Strategic Planning – This session will identify key issues and needs, the role of the educator, and challenges facing those currently involved or are planning to get involved in education about standardization.

Moderator: Mary Saunders, NIST

  • Key issues and needs for education about standardization– Dr. Heather Brown, MiddleTennesseeStateUniversity
  • The role of the educator; venues for education about standardization– Steve Ezar, Standards Engineering Society
  • Challenges facing those engaged in education about standardization and how to overcome them (TBD)

Presentation on the ICES Strategy (TBD)

Facilitated Discussion – Facilitator (TBD)

Based on the information presented during the conference participants will have an opportunity to react and provide input on the landscape and strategic vision for education about standardization as well as provide suggestions and discuss plans for potential future workshops.